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Season Preview: Basketball men have big expectations

The talent is there for something special to happen. And based on the way they ended last year, history also gives a positive nod to the possibility. But EMU men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean says it comes down to one simple thing – chemistry. “We have a lot of good players,” explained the Runnin Royals’ 12th-yea ...More

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Sims catches fire to push EMU past Eagles

Senior RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) picked a great time to break out of his offensive funk, as he scored 14 points over the final 7:38 of Wednesday night’s game with Bridgewater, and nearly single-handedly carried Eastern Mennonite to a 62-54 win.  The Royals trailed by seven points ...More

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Yates jumper in overtime helps Runnin Royals to first ODAC win

Despite never trailing in the first half, the Runnin Royals needed a late 8-0 run to force overtime before pulling out an 81-79 win at ODAC rival Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Ryan Yates (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) hit the game-winning shot with five seconds left in OT as Eastern Mennonite impro ...More

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Men’s Basketball: Reaching their ceiling at the right time

On paper, it looks like the Runnin Royals have their work cut out for them this season.  While they do have to replace three of their top four scorers, Coach Kirby Dean feels he has a deeper basketball team this year. “Our overall numbers are down, but I think we’ll actually play more guys,” said Dean.  “I think 11 or 12 of our guys are going to play minutes, so ...More

Students Recognized for Spring Semester Achievements

The following Eastern Mennonite University students received awards for outstanding achievement or service at the spring semester student recognition chapel in April 2013. The list for athletic achievement and the dean’s list for the fall semester follow. Academic Support Center Seniors Darian Harnish – Tutor of the year; busines ...More

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Royals Start Strong Against UMW, Head Into Break With 79-71 Win

The Eastern Mennonite men closed their first half of the season with a solid win Wednesday night, beating Mary Washington 79-71 in non-conference action.  The Runnin’ Royals built a big lead early and then held off UMW to enter the break with an 8-4 record. Dajon Daniel (Frederic ...More

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Basketball Men Roll Over Maryland Bible College, 112-61

The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid Saturday afternoon, taking apart Maryland Bible College 112-61 at the Don Glick Classic in Bridgewater.  All 16 Royals in uniform played in the contest with 14 of the men getting into the scoring column. Dajon Daniel ...More

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Runnin Royals Hold Off Goucher On The Road, 66-63

The Runnin Royals picked up a hard-fought win on the road Monday night, holding off Goucher College in a 66-63 decision.  Eastern Mennonite improves to 6-1 overall. Despite being saddled with foul trouble over the first 20 minutes, the men led much of the opening frame.  They scored the final five points going into halftime, capped by a ...More

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Second Half Run Keeps Men’s Basketball Perfect On Season

The Runnin Royals controlled the second half Sunday afternoon, dumping in 50 points in the period to roll to an 83-72 win over Marymount University. Eastern Mennonite improves to 4-0 with the win. The men jumped to a 9-2 lead, but then watched the Saints score the next six points to make it a ball game. Marymount had a couple of two-point leads before the teams sailed into halftime tied ...More

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EMU Basketball Men Hoping To Catch Another Round Of Lightning

EMU men’s basketball Coach Kirby Dean will quickly stop short of directly comparing this year’s team with his 2009-10 team which made the program’s only NCAA Tournament appearance.  But it’s hard not to compare them. In 2009-10, the Runnin Royals returned all five of their starters from a 15-11 campaign and vaulted to the Elite Eight in the national tourney, fini ...More